Suitcases From a State Asylum and the People Behind Them

John Whipple/Metroland
Metroland | August 19, 2004
When a state mental hospital closed, staff found hundreds of suitcases belonging to over 100 years of patients -- many of whom never left. These suitcases bring into focus the lives of their owners, and lead to examination of what's considered normal.


Metroland was founded in 1978 as a monthly entertainment guide; a year and a half later it went weekly, continuing to focus primarily on arts, entertainment and lifestyles. In September 1986, Metroland reinvented itself as a full-fledged alternative newsweekly, offering...
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